It’s every musician’s dream to make a song that stands the test of time. No matter how much money he tends to make playing everywhere, the main goal is to create a song that will last long after your star has faded from memory. Again, sometimes it is better to have the help of a friend.
Since a lot of artists have amazing songs themselves, there have been a lot of songs that became classics when someone else stepped in. We don’t really come to life until we have this extra staff.
While most performers set great store by their guest stars, these little features were often left as surprises that only die-hard fans knew. Sometimes the experience ends so well that artists become frequent collaborators, often appearing on other people’s songs on more than one occasion.
Many artists have tried to sell their songs based on the name recognition of their guests, but it was the surprises that wowed fans back then and continue to hold up. These songs might have had a solid foundation, but once these sound duets were created they became monumental.
In the grand scheme of grunge bands, there was no one darker than Alice in Chains.
While bands like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden have their dark moments in their catalog, these guys were the closest thing to a metal band the Seattle scene has ever spat, with songs that would make Black Sabbath go down. proud. Even though they could write some of the heaviest riffs imaginable, they also had their mellow side.
Long before the group became famous for the acoustic material of Jar of Flies, the SAP EP was one of the group’s first forays into acoustic music.
The entire album had a sloppy delivery, but the real magic came when you got to “Right Turn”. While we had grown used to hearing Jerry Cantrell and Layne Staley harmonizing through the band’s material, there are quite a few singers involved here.
Towards the end of the song, the band invited all of their friends to sing along, with Chris Cornell, Mark Arm of Mudhoney and the Wilson sisters of Heart all participating in the final verses.
The reunited supergroup ended up being so distinct that the group attributed the song to “Alice MudGarden”. “Right Turn” would have made a lovely acoustic song on its own, but that little detail makes you feel like a fly on the studio wall as the band cut these tracks.